London, UK: Altitude Angel, the world’s foremost unmanned traffic management (UTM) provider, and Pierce Aerospace, the U.S. based remote identification system supplier, have agreed to form an alliance with the goal to bring automated drone flight a step closer.
Capitalising on the two businesses core strengths, the partnership will explore the opportunities surrounding the integration of Altitude Angel’s market-leading UTM technology and Pierce Aerospace’s Flight Portal ID secure authentication system.
Philip Binks, Altitude Angel, Head of ATM, said:
“Altitude Angel and Pierce Aerospace share many of the same values; innovative, pioneering and determined. Our collaboration with Pierce Aerospace has great potential, not only for our businesses, but also the wider UTM industry. The meeting of our two market-leading and cutting-edge technologies will look to help realise and implement safe, automated drone and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) flight.
“In addition, the collaboration will give Altitude Angel a further foothold in the North American market and to help Pierce Aerospace gain a foothold in Europe. I’m very much looking forward to working with Aaron and his team to make amazing things happen.”
Aaron Pierce, Pierce Aerospace, CEO added:
“Pierce Aerospace is thrilled to be working with Altitude Angel. Integrating our remote ID functionality with Altitude Angel’s GuardianUTM platform can make BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) flights an everyday occurrence. Pierce Aerospace and Altitude Angel have all the components needed to make this a very successful collaboration.”
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About Altitude Angel:
Altitude Angel was founded by Richard Parker in 2014 and is headquartered in Reading, UK.
Altitude Angel’s developer platform is open and available to all at https://developers.altitudeangel.com.
GuardianUTM enables drone manufacturers and software developers to connect into a rich, dynamic source of accurate, authoritative and relevant information to support geofencing, while offering enhanced UTM capabilities such as a single interface to multi-country flight authorisation.
The system is being deployed by NATS, the UK’s main air navigation service provider, and was demonstrated as part of ‘Operation Zenith’ in 2018, offering enhanced airport safeguarding and automated approvals to fly in controlled airspace. Altitude Angel is now bringing online functionality to enable drone pilots anywhere in the world to get 1-click access to controlled airspace.
Its companion product, GuardianUTM O/S, supports all the functionality required to deliver national-grade drone traffic management capabilities to any country that wishes to safely unlock the potential of drones.
Introduction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd0pvUrS07g
About Pierce Aerospace:
Pierce Aerospace is a niche Remote ID UAS Service Supplier (RID-USS) focused on practical and robust integration of Remote ID services into the UAS ecosystem. As an industry leader, Pierce Aerospace serves on the Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team, ASTM F38 UAS Remote ID Committee, and the FAA's Drone Advisory Committee's task groups for Remote ID and Waivers. Pierce Aerospace's pioneering work on Remote ID has been supported with funds from the US Air Force and the State of Indiana. Flight Portal ID, Pierce Aerospace's suite of Remote ID technologies, was nominated as Indiana's Innovation of the Year by Techpoint and was awarded first place in Remote ID technology by AUVSI's Xcellence's Awards. Pierce Aerospace is headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, The Racing Capital of the World.
For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Stephen Farmer, Altitude Angel, Head of Corporate Communications & PR
Tel: +44 (0)118 321 4100